Chime in: What are the best neighborhoods in Austin?

During the past 10 years, we’ve profiled more than 25 Austin area neighborhoods in detail. Some of those stories have virtually disappeared from the Internet. So we’ll slowly collect them, republish them when necessary and link to them here at Out & About.

Proud of your neighborhood? Offer to act as tour guide and invite us along at mbarnes@statesman.com.

Lucinda Hutson greets us from her colorful and creative gardens. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman

• ROSEDALE

Austin recovers its identity in Rosedale.

Neighborhood advocate, Danny Camacho, stands out front of his home before a tour of the Holly Street neighborhood in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

• HOLLY STREET

Exploring the Holly Street neighborhood on foot.

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Although they live in Aldridge Place, Stephen Wilkinson and Julia “Jill” Wilkinson are doing their best to preserve the character of the nearby Heritage neighborhood. They stand in front of a small home there that they are rehabbing. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman

• HERITAGE

Jill and Stephen Wilkinson take up the cause of Heritage neighborhood.

Some fanciful homes were built among the hills of Travis Heights East. This one’s on Parker Lane. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman

• TRAVIS HEIGHTS EAST

Do you know Travis Heights East hidden among the East Austin hills?

The Hudson family — namesake for Hudson’s Bend — were among the early settlers of the Lakeway area. Contributed by Lakeway Heritage Center

• LAKEWAY

Lakeway: A young city fascinated with its history.

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Playing basketball at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center at the heart of University Hills. Credit: Austin Parks Foundation.

• UNIVERSITY HILLS

Social equity a cornerstone of University Hills.

This house is at 4206 Ave. F in Hyde Park. Alberto Martinez/American-Statesman

• HYDE PARK

Hyde Park: Austin’s original suburb.

David Mays, left, at Sam’s BBQ for Alan Hill and his wife Maggie (back right), visitors from Santa Fe, New Mexico who were visiting the Austin area to attend motorcycle races at Circuit of the Americas. Andy Sharp for the American-Statesman

• ROSEWOOD

Rosewood by any name.

Students walk to Pease Elementary School in the Old Austin neighborhood. Jay Janner/American-Statesman

• OLD AUSTIN

Tour the new Old Austin neighborhood.

The Baker Theater, just off the Caldwell County Courthouse Square, hasn’t changed much over the decades. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman

• LOCKHART

A deep dip into Lockhart.

Ken Ashworth (left) and his brothers, R.B. (middle) and Don (right) in front of their house on South Third Street, which still stands. Contributed

• BOULDIN

A tour through time and space in South Austin.

The faithful exit Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church after attending the six-o’clock mass. Alberto Martinez/American-Statesman

• GUADALUPE

Small town in the big city

Terri Givens, was an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas in 2010. Her family has since moved away. Julia Robertson/Michael Barnes

• ALDRIDGE PLACE/HEMPHILL PARK

Two best-loved Austin neighborhoods.

Louis Bohls, owner of the small country store, Bohls & Eisenbeiser Meat Market, was granted a charter for a post office in 1893. Contributed by Heritage Home Museum.

• HISTORIC PFLUGERVILLE

Prospecting Pflugerville’s past.

This house on Balcones Drive was built in 1957 by Barton Darrell ‘Pat’ Riley. The original owner was John R. Rainey, Jr. Currenly it is owned by Dr. Pierre and Angela Filardi.

• HIGHLAND PARK, ETC.

Saving Austin’s midcentury modern gems.

Christopher Chance and daughter Natalie enjoy a refreshing walk through the cool water of Brushy Creek in Round Rock. Andy Sharp/For the American-Statesman.

• HISTORIC ROUND ROCK

Old Round Rock rolls along.

Block House Creek Homeowner’s Association 2013 President Corin Silva listens to a conversation near the Walker House at Tumlinson Park. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman

• BLOCK HOUSE CREEK

On the banks of Block House Creek

Friends Jimmie Ann Vaughan, left, and Duffy Smith, both Bastrop residents, have a friendly chat along Main StreetAndy Sharp/For the American-Statesman.

• OLD BASTROP

History is around every corner in Old Bastrop.

Pemberton is a completely residential neighborhood. Here’s the Pemberton Castle.

• PEMBERTON HEIGHTS

Timeless Pemberton Heights.

Peter Struble walks his dog Emmett down Suffork Drive under the watchful eye of Gumby. Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman

• WINDSOR PARK

A new generation rises in Windsor Park.

Fred McGhee and Lisa Stoddard’s home in Montopolis. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman

• MONTOPOLIS

Older than Austin, Montopolis opens up its history.

Montopolis, a tale of two towns.

Exploring an Austin site that might reveal 1730 Spanish missions.

Rupert Snell walks his dogs, Mikey and Ollie near his home in the Travis Heights neighborhood. Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman

• TRAVIS HEIGHTS

Uncommon community.

 

 

COMING SOON:

• HISTORIC BUDA

• CLARKSVILLE/OLD WEST AUSTIN

• DOVE SPRINGS

• ST. JOHNS/HIGHLAND

• CRESTVIEW

• MUELLER

• HISTORIC WIMBERLEY

• SUN CITY GEORGETOWN


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